After a slightly eerie Rosehill autumn carnival, attention turns this Saturday to Randwick for day one of The Championships.
And crowd or no crowd (spoiler: no crowd), what a day it will be, with the Doncaster Mile leading the way. Star Kiwi mare Melody Belle hasn't had a lot of luck on this Australian trip, with a biased track thwarting her in the Futurity and a desperately unfortunate run in the All-Star Mile. Can she break through at Randwick? Joel Marshall's preview will lead this week's Winning Post.
Also on a quality-packed Randwick card, the sprinters duke it out in the T.J. Smith and the staying three-year-olds have their grand final in the ATC Australian Derby,
Elsewhere, it's Anniversary Vase day at Caulfield. There's black-type action too at Morphettville and Ascot.
Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting plus Benalla and Canberra during the day, as well as fields, colours and selections for Friday's other TAB meetings.
The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Werribee (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Hawkesbury (NSW edition) and Roma (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.
On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.
Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.
Away from the form, we've got news columns from NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.
Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.
Winning Post costs $5.50 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Ballarat newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.